So, you want to be a trucker?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BottomFeeder909, Nov 30, 2019.

  1. Go truck yourself
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  2. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut Proud Deplorable

    I know sensitivity to bright lights is a symptom of certain learning disabilities like ADD. Autism too I think. The quality of his post seems to indicate that might be his problem.
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  3. Alamo Joe

    Alamo Joe Member

  4. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Cliffs Notes version, please!
  5. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    If a woman who had a child went into driving a big rig, would that make her a mother trucker?
  6. Yeet

    Yeet Inbound, turnaround, go to town

    My same thought. Every time I see someone make a post complaining about people with their headlights on in the yard I just laugh. Literally nobody has them on during the day and if they did, they would be barely visible in the daylight and they certainly wouldn’t be a distraction. If it’s night time and you don’t have your headlights on, you’re a jackass.
  7. Feeder665

    Feeder665 Go big or go home!

    Feeder training is for lack of a better terms, a crash course. It gives you the basic fundamentals of tractor driving.They train you to pass the licensing test. After that you’re on your own.

    As others have stated, I learned more the first few weeks solo, than I did getting officially trained. 3 years in feeder and I still learn something new every day.
  8. In most cases headlamps are used to be seen, not to see. Class dismissed!
  9. From the show that's put on in the yard every day I would say most are not applying what they learn at feeder. school.
  10. Sometimes the light's all shinin' on me
    Other times, I can barely see
    Lately, it occurs to me
    What a long, strange trip it's been.
  11. With the attention span of a gerbil I'm not surprised.
  12. I really don't care if the company agrees with me or not. The way they've learned the game is pretty underhanded and atrocious. Obviously what they've done is had someone study how the United States postal Service which happens to be our original parcel delivery service got things done and they copied it and implemented the United States postal services policies and subsequently federal express has also been without moral compass in stealing what UPS stole from USPS.
  13. I have never been accused of being moderate, that's for sure!
  14. One of the responses I can think of is how many years of driving a tractor-trailer did it take you before you felt confident yet cautious and have the ability to do the job right and safely?
  15. Okay, please pay attention class. If you have a bright lamp in front of a candle the candle will make a shadow.
  16. The only time my headlamps are necessary is when there is zero outside illumination.
  17. This is certainly a possibility.
  18. They are going about it all wrong. It's like they took somebody and put them into university and had them read all about the subject at hand and apply all of their knowledge in a artificial kind of way with formulas and papers and things like that.
    What is lacking is real world and real scenario experience you know kind of like the School of hard knocks.
  19. Yeet

    Yeet Inbound, turnaround, go to town

    I see. The next time I’m driving down 95 I’ll kill my headlights because there are street lights and see how long it takes for FHP to pull me over.